|Hot coffee and crocheted mittens a good combo|
Yesterday I saw a post on one of the Internet crochet sites I belong to of some fabulous fingerless mittens. I have secretly been harbouring an urge to knit a pair after my daughter received a lovely neon knitted set. But my knitting skills are not up to much, so I have been thinking perhaps I should start with something more simple. But salvation came with this pattern in regards to the mittens. Again using just stash busting yarn, I set to. The pattern called for chunky yarn, of which I had none, so I doubled up and used two strands. What do you think?
The pattern is designed by a young Australian called Olivia and her blog is delightful, she has such a fresh and open view of the world. I am her latest subscriber to her blog. If you have not found her yet, I urge you to have a peek here
So to make her mittens, a quick photo journal of my creations, but pop over and see her pattern, link below the photographs.
|Chain 32 and for the second row single stitch from the second |
loop from the hook till the end of the row.
|Row three same as row two. Row four is where the button hole is |
created. With four stitches left at the end of the row, chain two, miss two
stitches and single crochet the last two stitches. See photo above.
|Row five single crochet the whole row, remembering to |
crochet into the two chains also.
|Row 6 & 7 single crochet each row. |
Row 8, creating a second button hole, repeat row 4.
|Row 9,10,11,12, single crochet, fasten off. |
Then make a second wrist cuff.
|Sew buttons onto the wrist cuffs.|
|When ready to create the body of the mitten fold over the wrist and |
crochet both layers together. I overlapped my cuffs with four
stitches. Continue round the whole cuff with single crochet.
|Row 1 of the main body should end up looking |
as in the above photograph.
|Row 5 & 6, puff stitch all the way round with |
one chain space between each.
|Row 7 & 8 double crochet around the mitten to finish off.|
Once finished fasten off and weave in all loose threads.
Repeat for second mitten.
Yesterday I made all three pairs of mittens, they are fun and quick and really addictive to make. I shall be making plenty more. Are you tempted? Let me know how you get on and thank you Olivia for such a great pattern.
For Olivia's pattern see here
♥Thank crunchy it is Friday, have a great week end!♥